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deliciosas enchiladas de pollo!!

Foodia Mama is on a roll with cooking (and blogging too!).  Today I made yummy creamy chicken enchiladas.  Here is the recipe.  The sauce can be modified to your liking (red sauce, verde sauce, etc...)

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

1 rottisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded 4 oz softened cream cheese 2 c shredded mexican blend cheese 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 c and 1 T milk 2 cans green chillies (I pureed mine in a blender for a more kid friendly version) 8 oz sour cream 10 7" flour or corn tortillas cooking spray cilantro (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, 1 T milk, 1 can green chilis, 1 C cheese and chicken.
Put mixture in center of tortillas, roll up and place seam down in a greased casserole pan.  Set aside.
For the sauce, combine the sour cream, 1 C milk, the other can of chilis and the soup.
Pour sauce over enchiladas and bake for 35 minutes, covered with aluminum foil.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese ov…

More and More Comfort Food for the Frigid Winter Days of 2014

Man, I feel so bad for all the people who have to work outside in the elements this Winter.  It has been so cold here.  We broke the record of consecutive days below freezing last week.  And while there were 2 days in the 30's we are now right back down hovering at zero +/- 5 degrees.  I feel fortunate to be able to work from my home office.  Tonight feels like a slow cooker night.  I don't even want to go to the store so am using what I have in the house.

I had some frozen stew meat in the freezer and some egg noodles in the cupboard so I decided that Beef Stroganoff is a perfect option.

I make mine with dill weed, mustard and a bit of sour cream.  It is soooo good and will be so warm this evening when Ron gets home from work and Will from school.

Slow Cooker Beefy Stroganoff
Ingredients:  2 lb stew meat (or other lean cut of beef, cut in 1" pieces) 3/4 c beef broth 2 T prepared mustard 2 t dill weed 1 T minced onion salt and pepper
1/4 c flour 1/2 c sour cream Wide egg n…

Home..... Cooking...... Necessary

Winter just won't give up it's grip on us here in the UP.  Ron and I got back last night from a week+  in Phoenix.  I worked all week and Ron tagged along this time with me to get out of the snow and cold for a bit.  We were scheduled to fly home from our connecting flight in Chicago on Friday night but flight was cancelled, and then cancelled again on Saturday.  So....we finally got a small break in the weather on Sunday night and were able to get home.  Had a couple of fun days in Chicago - shopping and dining out, but certainly very nice to be home after a whopping 8 days away.

The last thing we wanted to do tonight was go out to eat.  As the temp is below 10 degrees F, warm comfort food was in order.  Porcupine Meatballs - a throwback from the 70's.  Yum...

I'll name this version after the ski area in the Porcupine Mountains in the Western UP.

Porcupine Mountain Meatballs:


1 lb ground beef
1/4 c water
1/2 c uncooked white rice
3 T minced onion
2 T fine…

Comfort Food to Help Beat the Polar Vortex

Dear Foodiemama Followers:

Embarrassingly, I have not posted in over a year.  Those of you who live almost anywhere in the Continental US, you know we have been battling the Polar Vortex, which has been bringing in heaps of snow and sub zero temperatures.  The only good thing of all of this bad weather, is that I have been in the mood to cook, specifically comfort food to keep us warm.  I made this tonight.  It was one of the simplest dishes and so comforting.  I made this for dinner, but this is a great breakfast or brunch food as well.

Happy 2014 Foodists!

Buttermilk Biscuit Ham and Egg Bake


2 tubes of Buttermilk Biscuits (uncooked)
1 Dozen Eggs
1 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 t Pepper
1/2 t Onion Powder
Butter or cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9x11 casserole pan with butter or cooking spray.  Lay the biscuits evenly on the bottom of the pan.  In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients and pour evenly over…